Local Councils Get Funding to Support Young People
Local Councils Get Funding to Support Young
Coromandel MP Scott Simpson is encouraged that
two local councils have been awarded government funding to
support youth projects.
Hauraki District Council will
receive $15,000 for a youth leader mentoring programme and a
project to prevent littering. Thames Coromandel District
Council will receive $20,000 for young people to establish a
volunteering system in Thames.
Scott Simpson MP says “We
have some really talented, enthusiastic young people in the
Coromandel electorate. These District Councils recognise
that, and want to help them reach their potential. I am
delighted the councils are getting financial help from the
Ministry of Youth Affairs.”
Mr Simpson says
“Encouraging our young people to have their voices heard
and to be involved in our communities will stand us all in
good stead for the future. After all, they are the leaders
The funding is part of a three-quarter of
a million dollar boost for council projects that support 12
to 24 years olds. Since the launch of the Youth Development
Partnership Fund in 2005, more than 50 city and district
councils have been supported to work with and improve the
outcomes for young people in their regions.
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